Today, stress is taking over our lives. In school, work and home people often look for ways to relieve this stress. When the work-life balance goes topsy-turvy, what can possibly set it right? Look no further, Yoga is your answer. Practising yoga regularly nourishes the body, mind, and soul. A few asanas added to your routine will keep you energized, pumped up throughout the day, making you stress-free and extra productive!
Here are 3 types of asanas to keep your battery running great:
1. Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)
Lord Shiva is also known as Nataraja and this asana is all about balancing your body as you stretch in one of the famous dance poses of Nataraja. The grace and poise of this asana help you calm your mind and relieves stress. Want to know a bonus? It helps reduce weight too!
As you inhale and exhale lifting your leg, shifting your weight from one leg to the other; your back, shoulder, arms, hips and leg muscles get strengthened. Your sense of balance and coordination is enhanced helping you concentrate better on the task at hand, be it work, play or studies.
2. Virabhadrasana (Warrior II)
Virabhadrasana or the Warrior II asana will help you keep your energy levels high. When you stretch in the warrior pose, the blood circulation enhances and respiration improves. Virabhadrasana allows you to find your happy place where all the tension melts away. Regular practice of this asana will help you develop concentration, balance, and groundedness as you master the stability and integrity within the pose.
3. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist)
Like a fish that enjoys swimming; sitting in Ardha Matsyendrasana will give you joy. This asana is also known as half spinal twist that tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles. As you sit folding your legs in this asana, your shoulders, neck, and hips are worked on the twist stretches your spine. This asana not only works on the different muscles of the body but most importantly increases flexibility, especially of the hips and spine. Additionally, it relieves symptoms of a backache, fatigue, menstrual discomfort and sciatica.
Practising Ardha Matsyendrasana regularly stimulates the internal organs like liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, and spleen and cleanses them. Ardha Matsyendrasana releases excess heat and toxins accumulated in the organs and tissues and improves digestion, also helping in the elimination of waste.
Start your day with a regular practice of Yoga and feel the change it does to you! Get ready to stay productive, energetic and happy all day long.